IMPHAL | Dec 7 : MLA, Kh. Joykishan said that the main fear of the people of the state is that the framework agreement may bring two administrations in the state which will break the relationship between the people of hills and valley.
He was addressing protesters today during a sit-in protest organised by Thangmeiband United Club demanding the government to assure with proof that framework agreement will not affect the interest of the state today at D.M. College gate, Imphal.
The MLA said that he believed the framework agreement might not break the territorial integrity of the state but have the fear that it might affect the administration of the state.
He said that union minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju saying that the agreement is not disclosed as it is a sensitive issue gave more panic to the people of the state as it contains the word “sensitive issue”.
The people of the state support the framework agreement between the NSCN-IM and central government but will not compromise if it affects any single interest of the state, he added.
He announced that he will even leave his MLA seat if required to fight for safeguarding the territorial and emotional integrity of the state.
It is a must for all the people of the state to join hands and stand together as one leaving parties aside to save the integrity of the state, added the MLA.
He said that President Ram Nath Kovind’s statement during the Horn Bill festival “the solution for lasting peace is very near” gave more fear to the people of the state as no one knows the contents of the framework agreement.
As a ruling party, the BJP-led government is responsible to pressure the central government to disclose the contents of the agreement so that steps to modify the agreement can be taken before it is finalised, Joykishan added.
Source: Imphal Free Press